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The 5 most useful anti-theft accessories for travel

Published May 24th, 2017

Having just a few tricks and gadgets up your sleeve -literally- can help you to give you peace of mind when travelling. Often when travelling abroad to a country where caution is advised in protecting your belongings, it can take a while to adjust to having to be constantly aware of those around you.

However, if you’re able to secure belongs in hidden pockets or with things like flexible locks, that eases you into the experience and makes for an overall more enjoyable time, where all you have to worry about is where to go and what to do!

And in the case that you ignore all of the following advice, the one thing you should do is get covered with travel insurance….aaaaand make sure it’s suited to all the stuff people under-30 wanna be covered for like; unlimited+ overseas medical cover, emergency accommodation and transport, motorcycle and moped cover etc etc. We gotchu with our legit insurance here.

So here are five picks for the most useful anti-theft accessories to keep your Tim Tams safe......as demonstrated by animals and children.

1. Pocket undies

Yep, they’re a thing. Now we’re not talking about what to wear to the next Splendour In The Grass, this is strictly for those emergency dollas and credit cards ONLY. Be sensible kids. You can also get socks with secret pockets and many types of activewear include this feature too!

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No one will ever know... Photo: Giphy.
No one will ever know... Photo: Giphy.

2. Lockable luggage

Luggage that comes with a built-in lock avoids the universal dread of arriving at the airport to realise that you forgot to put the lock on your bag. Lock your boogie bags, people.

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Or hire yourself a 'childlock' as demonstrated by North West here. Photo: Giphy.
Or hire yourself a 'childlock' as demonstrated by North West here. Photo: Giphy.

3. Backpacks with secret compartments

Camera bags that open from the inside back compartment and not from the front are a great option for when you’re having to carry larger valuables like a laptops, tablets or obviously camera gear.

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And make it muggle proof... Photo: Giphy.
And make it muggle proof... Photo: Giphy.

4. A portable door lock

This nifty little invention acts as a backup lock for hotel room doors or any door that you’d like to add a little more security to from the inside, while you’re asleep.

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Helps keep these guys out. Photo: Giphy.
Helps keep these guys out. Photo: Giphy.

5. Money pouches

The tried-and-true money pouch is a no brainer. There are some cool new versions out in the market now including ones that attach to the sides of a bra alongside the traditional cross-body and waist hugging styles.

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Everybody loves a good pouch. Photo: Giphy.
Everybody loves a good pouch. Photo: Giphy.
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Sam Aldenton

Sam Aldenton is a travel writer, digital content creator (read: takes photos/videos with her iphone and sometimes a real camera) and former retail and youth trend forecaster. When she's not off discovering the world’s best pizza (an obsession picked up from her 4-years in New York), she makes her home in Brisbane, Australia. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram at @samaaldenton.

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